The Butcher Brothers

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The Butcher Brothers
Born Mitchell Altieri
Phil Flores

United States
Nationality American
Other names Butcher Brothers
Occupation Film directors, film producers, screenwriters

The Butcher Brothers are the filmmaking alter-egos of American film directors Mitchell Altieri and Phil Flores.


Phil Flores[edit]

Flores's first film was Long Cut (2002); he then joined with Mitchell Altieri to produce Lurking in Suburbia (2006).

Mitchell Altieri[edit]

Altieri's first feature film Lurking in Suburbia was discovered by Sundance Film Festival programmer Trevor Groth.[citation needed] Altieri and long time film partner Phil Flores then created their filmmaking alter-egos The Butcher Brothers, writing and directing the independent horror film The Hamiltons. His latest film, directed solo, is Holy Ghost People. As of April 2013, Raised by Wolves was completing post-production.[1]


Their first feature film The Hamiltons[2] was the co-winner of the Gold Vision Award of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival[3] and the Jury Prize at the Malibu International Film Festival.[4] It was released by Lions Gate Entertainment in 2006 (Limited Theatrical) and 2007 (DVD).[5] Their influences include Tobe Hooper, David Cronenberg, and David Lynch.

In 2007, they filmed the video for the Static-X song "Destroyer".[6] They shot the horror film The Violent Kind,[7] which is part of the Sundance Film Festival 2010.[8] The Butcher Brothers are currently working on Black Sunset,[9] a psychological thriller, which is produced by Cynthia Stafford of Queen Nefertari Prod.[10] They recently released the sequel to The Hamiltons, The Thompsons, in 2012.[11]



  1. ^ Wixson, Heather (2013-04-02). "Exclusive Interview: Mitchell Altieri and Phil Flores Discuss Holy Ghost People, Raised by Wolves and More". Dread Central. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  2. ^ "The Hamiltons – Official Site". Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  3. ^ McCarthy, Todd (2006-02-06). "Fest plays Santa with 'Father,' 'Noel'". Variety. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  4. ^ Collier, Sean (2011). "Chiller Theater". Pittsburgh Magazine. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  5. ^ Fernandez, Jay A. (2010-10-13). "'Black Sunset' rises at Sundance". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  6. ^ "SHOT: Static-X – The Butcher Brothers, directors". Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  7. ^ "Sundance '10 REVIEW: 'The Violent Kind'". Bloody Disgusting. 2010-02-01. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  8. ^ Miska, Brad (2010-01-23). "Sundance '10: The Butcher Brothers Talk Bloody Possession in 'The Violent Kind'". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  9. ^ Barton, Steve (2010-01-23). "Black Sunset Next Project for The Butcher Brothers". Dread Central. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  10. ^ Miska, Brad (2010-01-23). "The Butcher Brothers Sit Back and Enjoy a 'Black Sunset'". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  11. ^ Barton, Steve (2010-04-27). "The Thompsons Take Center Stage in the Butcher Brothers' The Hamiltons 2". Dread Central. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 

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